December 21, 2009

Top 5 things to do while Hubby is away...

...all day for the first time since I have been done with school and have nothing important to do!

  1. Workout. I went on a nice long run outside on this gorgeous day. Unfortunately, as I was leaving the base gym, my car wouldn't start...again. But of course, Hubby came to my rescue (though he doesn't know it yet). I went on another long run to the squadron's parking lot, grabbed Hubby's truck, and made my way back home.

  2. Throw things away. This is a weird obsession I have. I really, really like to throw things away. Pens that don't write the first time? Trash it. Empty shampoo bottles? Trash it. Anything we haven't used in a month? Trash it. After seeing our stuff packed and unpacked too many times, I am always amazed at how much we have (though Hubby swears we're at the bare minimum for survival) and take joy in knowing that that will be one less thing to unpack after our next move. Today I took two plastic tubs filled with stuff to the recycling plant then came home and cleaned out the refrigerator. Wonderful.

  3. Shop. Seeing as how we live in a small town and our shopping options are Wal-Mart and Goodwill, I take pleasure in shopping in a little-known boutique, commonly referred to by me as My Closet. Today I gathered my back issues of InStyle for inspiration and had a fabulous time shopping in My Closet and creating and modeling (for the puppies) my "new" outfits.

  4. Read. Again, seeing as how we live in a small town, there are no coffee shops, unless you count IHOP (which I don't). Therefore, my house becomes my own coffee shop to sit in and enjoy a good book. I brewed a cup of tea and continued my reading of Atlas Shrugged. Of course I also read when Hubby is home, but sometimes the background noise of XBOX zombies killing each other deflates the serenity. (Hubby...surely you know I jest! ;) Haha!)

  5. Piddle. This is another of my favorite things to do. defines it as "spending time in a wasteful, trifling, or ineffective way; to dawdle." I disagree. I did dawdle around the house today, but with a purpose. I dawdled on in to every room in our house and looked for anything that was left undone. I dawdled into the living room and decided the curtains were too long, so I hemmed them. I dawdled into the study and found an unmailed post card, so I stamped it and mailed it & etc. I get so much done when I piddle! :)

What do you do while your hubby is away?


  1. This is a cute post.I like to piddle too, just like you. That is how I get everything done too! Sometimes it is actually a good thing when he is away, because I get all those things done that I never do when he is here. I wish I could read more too, but that's harder to do with a one-year old. By the time I have time to read, I am tired! :)

  2. Yay for piddling! :) I am always very productive while he's away because when he's home all we want to do is hang out! I have to get everything done while he's away so we can just hang out when he's home.

    Thanks for the comment!

  3. Hi! I came across your blog and was laughing hysterically about the sound of zombies in xbox disrupts you while reading. My Hubby is addicted to his xbox especially zombie games and call of duty. That is all he does when he is home!
    I too just read alot and worked out when my
    hunby was gone and just kept myself as busy a possible to make the time go by fast!

  4. Hi, I just started blogging a few weeks ago and came across your blog. My Hubby is addicted to his xbox, especially zombie games and call of duty. That is all he does when he's home!
    When my Hubby was gone I too read alot and worked put and just tried to keep myself as busy as possible!!

  5. Thanks for stopping by, Katie! Boys and their XBOXes...I don't get it. LOL!

  6. *New reader* I'm so productive when I piddle. I get things done that I don't put on a list because it would be so long it would overwhelm me. FYI, I will be spotlighting your blog on the Wives of Faith site this month.


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